How does depression select its targets? Why is it more common in women than in men, why is it so different in children, and why are the French the most depressed people in Europe? Sophie Zeman looks...
Alfred Sherman attacks John Gummer's white paper on land use and his attempt to turn London into Barcelona
The new Ireland and its booming metropolis-Europe's capital for six months
Academic life is being crushed by the weight of unwanted articles and books that the new productivity assessment systems require. Noel Malcolm proposes a reform based on agricultural "set-aside"
Peter Wayne on homosexuality and betrayal at Stocken prison
Robert Putnam has become an academic celebrity in the US with his views on the decline of civic virtue. Nicholas Lemann says that his ideas are popular because they are politically convenient
Bella Thomas enjoys eating beetles and butterflies in Cuba's emerging private sector
The coming dispute over the relationship between Euro "ins" and "outs" could begin the unravelling of the EU. Derek Coombs says that Britain has considerable clout on this issue but should not abuse...